Winter Solstice

        Or The Song of Manichaeus

  Before gods stalked the earth,
  before mind crawled from muck,
  light fought night.  Seasons churned,
  Sun or Moon. Darkness burned
  to radiance for world to suck        
  in, to spring forth, to birth.

  Death bent to mirth
  when brightness dared again to pluck
  hope from dread, spurned
  void unearned       
  and struck
  the dark from earth.

  On this longest night,
  which the victor, which in flight?

3 thoughts on “Winter Solstice

  1. Winter seems so beautiful and ethereal when one is warm and fed, like your photo, the hush of the crystalline blanket, magical. This song reminds me what a fine line stands between me and winter’s “dark side.”

  2. This is quite striking to me….

    I can almost envision Billie Holiday singing this as a lyric.

    ¤º¤•..¸..•´*•♪♫•*•.¸¸.•°´¯`°•.¸¸.* ♥ PEACE ♥

    Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2013 15:28:25 +0000

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